Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.



  • Project Description

    The Carbon2Chem project aims at converting process gases from the steel production – including the CO and CO2 they contain – into base chemicals such as ammonia (as a starting product for fertilizers) or methanol. Start up of demonstration plant in Duisburg mid 2018 and general proof of concept by 2020.

    Poroject Lead: Thyssenkrupp

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Germany

    City/Town: Duisburg

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2016-01-12 -

    Project Status: Ongoing

    Project Budget: 200000000.0 €

    Funding source: 30% BMBF until 2020, for phase 2 still under negotiation

  • Technological Information


    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Steel production

    CCU Tecnology Category: Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Thermal conversion

    - Chemical conversion

    End TRL: 6

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization: 20 million t CO2/y

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Fuels

    - Chemicals

    Specific Product(s): fertilizer, methanol, alcohols, OME

  • Partners

    - RUB

    - Evonik Industries AG

    - Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE

    - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

    - Clariant

    - AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals

    - the Fuel-cell Research Centre Duisburg

    - Siemens

    - Fraunhofer-Institut für Umwelt-, Sicherheits- und Energietechnik UMSICHT

    - MPI-CEC

    - Thyssenkrupp